There has been a lot of speculation on the future of Canada’s Maximum Fighting Championship. Since 2001, the Maximum Fighting Championship has been operating primarily in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In that time, MFC President Pavelich notes that the organization has had 20 consecutive sold out shows, signed a huge television deal with Mark Cuban’s AXS TV, and has had a total of 79 fighters go from that organization to the UFC- a fact no other organization in the world of MMA can claim. However, since their last show in October of last year, many have wondered whether MFC President Mark Pavelich has walked away from MMA completely. Also since that time, Pavelich has turned down over 100 interview requests except from one person, Bob Carson.
Veteran MMA Journalist Bob Carson was the very first journalist to grill Pavelich, as he was a guest on Carson’s Corner Wednesday evening. On the issue of whether or not the MFC is done as an organization, Pavelich opines, “Since my last show, we renewed our show with AXS TV and the Fight Network, and ya know, it’s funny because I’ve been doing this for almost 15 years, and after the show was over I felt like I didn’t want to do it anymore. Everything seemed boring to me. I’ve got to step away from the sport for a little bit to see first and foremost if the fans miss me, and if I miss it.” Pavelich further states, “I always knew in this business that I was going to go out on my terms. I am not like these other MMA organizations that are borrowing money from banks, and hedge fund companies and things like that, that was never the Maximum Fighting Championship.”
Pavelich also weighed in on the Pat Reid controversy, the greatest MFC memories, and fighters that exceed or fell short of his expectations.